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Healthy Cities 2017 : The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Healthy Cities 2017 : The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Evelyne De Leeuw Description This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains… Read more »

The Future of the Suburban City  :  Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix

The Future of the Suburban City : Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix

Jr. Grady Gammage>There exists a category of American cities in which the line between suburban and urban is almost impossible to locate. These suburban cities arose in the last half… Read more »

Renaissance Art in Venice  :  From Tradition to Individualism

Renaissance Art in Venice : From Tradition to Individualism

Tom Nichols>Art and architecture have always been central to Venice but in the Renaissance period, between c.1440 and 1600, they reached a kind of apotheosis when many of the city’s… Read more »

Modern Architecture in Mexico City  :  History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital

Modern Architecture in Mexico City : History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital

Kathryn E. O’rourke>Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first… Read more »

Libraries  :  A Design Manual

Libraries : A Design Manual

Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong>A handbook on the design and the planning of libraries – a particularly prestigious design task that underwent significant changes in recent years. Comprehensive contributions… Read more »

Learning from Logistics  :  How Networks Change Our Cities

Learning from Logistics : How Networks Change Our Cities

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Interiors and Interiority

Interiors and Interiority

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth; Beate Sontgen>Veranschaulichungsformen von Innerlichkeit finden in der Moderne in Darstellungen des Interieurs ihr pragnantes Bild. Untersucht werden die Verbindungen zwischen architektonischen Innenraumen, visuellen und literarischen Darstellungen von Interieurs… Read more »

Human Ecology  :  How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

Human Ecology : How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

Frederick Steiner; Richard T. T. Forman>Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature… Read more »

Dense + Green  :  Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture

Dense + Green : Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture

By  Thomas Schröpfer The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such… Read more »

Built to Grow – Blending Architecture and Biology

Built to Grow – Blending Architecture and Biology

Barbara Imhof; Petra Gruberhtml lang=”en” class=”no-js ie6″> <!– /* keep from conflicting with the legacy code above and below */ var $j_1_11 = jQuery.noConflict(); /* keep from conflicting with the… Read more »

Architecture  :  A Historical Perspective

Architecture : A Historical Perspective

Pavlos Lefas>Elucidating the history of world architecture–from the pyramids of Egypt and the temples of Greece to the ecological architecture of today–for both student and general readership, this ambitious book… Read more »

Ecosystem Services Come to Town : Greening Cities by Working with Nature

Ecosystem Services Come to Town : Greening Cities by Working with Nature

Gary Grant Description The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil… Read more »

[FREE] Drawing : The Motive Force of Architecture

[FREE] Drawing : The Motive Force of Architecture

Sir Peter Cook Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic. It exudes… Read more »

Distributed Intelligence In Design

Distributed Intelligence In Design

Tuba Kocaturk Description The book contains the papers developed from the presentations at the Distributed Intelligence in Design Symposium, held in Salford in May 2009. In this context, Distributed Intelligence… Read more »

The Design Manager’s Handbook

The Design Manager’s Handbook

John Eynon; CIOB Design management as a recognised role in the built environment industry is relatively new, initially arising from the need for better co-ordination and delivery of design information… Read more »

Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers

Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers

David Chappell Description This book provides over 160 model letters, with commentary for use with all the main JCT 2005 building contracts. It concentrates on problems which can arise during… Read more »

Design Engineering Refocused

Design Engineering Refocused

Hanif Kara; Daniel Bosia The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines – strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary… Read more »

European Building Construction Illustrated

European Building Construction Illustrated

Francis D. K. Ching Description The first European edition of Francis DK Ching s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication… Read more »

Facilities Change Management

Facilities Change Management

Edward Finch Description Modern organisations are subject to continual change – technologies evolve, organisational structures are modified, people and underlying cultures are transformed. Yet the facilities that organisations occupy are… Read more »

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

Financial Management and Accounting Fundamentals for Construction

Daniel W. Halpin Description Financial management is an aspect of every construction project. Here is an easy-to-understand guide to financial concepts specific to the construction industry for both students and… Read more »

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Robert W. Fitzgerald Description Around the world, prescriptive building codes and fire safety standards are increasingly being replaced or supplemented by performance-based standards. This book discusses the implications in the… Read more »

[FREE] Architectures : Modernism and After

[FREE] Architectures : Modernism and After

By Andrew Ballantyne Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment.  Brings together international art… Read more »

BIM Handbook : A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

BIM Handbook : A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

Chuck Eastman Description Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital… Read more »

Building Information Modeling : BIM in Current and Future Practice

Building Information Modeling : BIM in Current and Future Practice

Karen Kensek Description The bright future and exciting possibilities of BIM Many architects and engineers regard BIM as a disruptive force, changing the way building professionals design, build, and ultimately… Read more »

Building Information Modeling : A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers

Building Information Modeling : A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers

Dana K. Smith Description The optimal approach to design, build, operate, and maintain buildings With this strategic guide to building information modeling (BIM), you'll learn how to implement this new… Read more »

Building on Knowledge : Developing Expertise, Creativity and Intellectual Capital in the Construction Professions

Building on Knowledge : Developing Expertise, Creativity and Intellectual Capital in the Construction Professions

David Bartholomew Description This guide shows design practices and other construction professionals how to manage knowledge successfully. It explains how to develop and implement a knowledge management strategy, and how… Read more »

Care and Design : Bodies, Buildings, Cities

Care and Design : Bodies, Buildings, Cities

Charlotte Bates Description Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities connects the study of design with care, and explores how concepts of care may have relevance for the ways in which… Read more »

Building Science : Concepts and Application

Building Science : Concepts and Application

Jens Pohl Description With the improved efficiency of heating, cooling and lighting in buildings crucial to the low carbon targets of all current governments, Building Science: Concepts and Applications provides… Read more »

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Composites for Construction : Structural Design with FRP Materials

Lawrence C. Bank Description The first textbook on the design of FRP for structural engineering applications Composites for Construction is a one-of-a-kind guide to understanding fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) and designing… Read more »

Enclaves of America : The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

Enclaves of America : The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

Ron Theodore Robin Description Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global… Read more »

Tony Fretton Architects : Buildings and Their Territories

Tony Fretton Architects : Buildings and Their Territories

Tony Fretton Description This is a comprehensive overview on the work of a renowned London architect: Tony Fretton. With his designs for the Camden Arts Centre, the Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in… Read more »

The Access Manual : Designing, Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

The Access Manual : Designing, Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

Ann Sawyer Description This manual covers the design, improvement, maintenance and management of accessible environments. It shows you how to provide and run buildings, services, and employment facilities to enable… Read more »

[FREE] The Access Manual : Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

[FREE] The Access Manual : Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments

By Ann Sawyer The Access Manual was first published in November 2003 and has been used by architects and facilities managers needing to meet the requirements of new legislation in… Read more »

[FREE] Practical Poetics in Architecture

[FREE] Practical Poetics in Architecture

By Leon Van Schaik Integrate poetics into real-world spaces by bringing theory down to earth Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design… Read more »

Applying the Building Code : Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

Applying the Building Code : Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

Ronald L. Geren Description No other resource not even the building code presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage The International Building Code… Read more »

The Architect's Brain : Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

The Architect's Brain : Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

Harry Francis Mallgrave Description The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study… Read more »

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

The Architect's Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration

Elmer E. Botsai Description Current with the latest International Building Code, this guide for architects and builders covers the principles and approaches to water infiltration prevention for a variety of… Read more »

Architectural Technology : Research and Practice

Architectural Technology : Research and Practice

Stephen Emmitt Description it gives me great pleasure to support the first ever publication to specifically address the area of research, and in particular its relationship with practice, in the… Read more »

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

David Watkin Description One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. Though a highpoint on the… Read more »

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

William S. Saunders Description Kongjian Yu and his office Turenscape are beyond doubt the foremost landscape architecture practice in China today.Kongjian Yu is known for his ecological stance, often against… Read more »